Tuesday, 13 May 2014

More stories from Annasamy Anna

Annasamy Anna, who drops home for a chat and a glass of tea, and shares the wisdom of ages. Villages are wonderous places.

“Sugarcane tastes different from the sugar from mills”, meaning that the same truth takes on different forms.

He comments on fear saying that the ant bites, not because we will take away the rice grain from it, but out of fear.

He says that it is impossible to be liked by all. Even in the case of gods, if ten people like them, ten other people blame them …

He says water goes to ‘pallam’ (the lowest level), referring to the value of lowness or humility.

He says there is the concept of rinam which decides future. A person may be married grandly  with an expense of one lakh, and have no children. A person may elope and be blessed with a lakh children. There is the sense of time, and the time has to be appropriate for any action to fructify.

He says that in the KaliYuga good and bad exist side by side.  From the beginning of the Kali Yuga, both have been created. He said that ‘Jalli is daridram’ meaning that lying is a cursed act. But ‘jalli’ and ‘sallu’ together becomes adrishtam, meaning good fortune. He asked what sallu meant. Then he himself answered that sallu is a term for further deception to cover a lie. He gave an example, saying that a man comes home to thieve, and then when seen by the house owner  gushes about how to came to visit him. The house owner feels gratified and grateful for the visit. And that, said Annasamy, is how it is in the kaliyuga.

He says that differances are part of existence - that the five fingers are not alike. He says fair parents can have dark children, and can they then disown them, he asks.

He asks which plant has two bent thorns in a row, and a straight thorn. And he answers, ‘pariki’. He says such features are jaati or varsa, meaning inherited features. He says in people also some are born black, and some white …

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